Deadset Society has taken time out of their busy touring schedule to chat with us about their whirlwind 2017, which is already spilling out into this year . Their debut album, [Destroy + Rebuild] has been extremely successful but this band has been working harder than ever to bring new music to their fans this year. Toronto fans can catch Deadset Society at Lee’s Palace on Friday and there are very limited tickets available left. Check out the Facebook event for more details.
Deadset Society (formerly Never Say Die) exploded into the scene almost overnight gaining international recognition and a loyal fan base very quickly. Your 2017 single, “Like A Nightmare” has received over 1 million streams on Spotify. What are you doing to continue building on all this initial success?
We’re constantly working on new music & can’t wait for our fans to hear what we’ve got coming down the pipeline.
“Automatic” is your most recent release from your debut album, [Destroy + Rebuild]. What is your favourite lyric from this song?
“You make my heart beat automatic” – It’s always awesome to hear the crowd singing the chorus with us.
Describe your live show for someone who has never heard your music before.
We play our record, some My Darkest Days songs and head bang. There is a lot of fog and strobe lighting. Often I am injured.
You toured quite extensively in 2017 and in the beginning of 2018. Will you continue with this touring in 2018 or does the band have other plans?
We’re working on new music at home but we’ll be touring throughout the year as well!
At Canadian Beats, we LOVE festival season. Do you have any plans to perform any festivals this year?
We’re excited to be playing “Rockfest” in Cadott, WI! We love festivals too.
You recently travelled to Las Vegas for the Kilpop awards where you were nominated for “Best New Artist”. Congratulations on your nomination. What was that like?
Las Vegas was a blast! So many of our radio friends from all over the U.S flew in for the Kill Pop convention & Rock Radio Awards. It was awesome. We were all a little nervous to play acoustic at the award show, but I think it went really well.
Do you prefer a small, intimate venue or a large stage for a concert?
We love playing clubs. They are more intimate and they are a great way to develop a band… but nothing beats the epic crowds of festivals and arena shows.
What do you do for fun when you are not working on music?
Binge the #### out of Netflix.
What are your thoughts on the importance of social media in the current Canadian music industry?
Social media has helped us reach & stay connected to rock fans all over the world. Which is sick. However, I’m fearful of how the “click bait” culture will affect us all as humans. Having a 5 second attention span can’t be a good thing for the entire planet.
What three words best describe Deadset Society?
Never give up.
I’m Nicole, a biology teacher by day, but my life revolves around music. I’m that girl that you will always find with the concert t-shirt on and ear buds in. It is rare that you find me without some type of music playing in the background. I connect all of my life experiences to music. It truly has its own language in my heart. There is nothing more exciting than taking in all that a concert has to offer. I love to support local Canadian acts and attend as many shows that I can.